[CentOS-docs] Contribute request

R P Herrold

herrold at centos.org
Tue May 12 16:33:49 UTC 2009

On Tue, 12 May 2009, William L. Maltby wrote:

> On Tue, 2009-05-12 at 11:42 -0400, R P Herrold wrote:

>>> For widest possible coverage, something like bash should be considered.
>> curious -- when coding under that criterion, I end up at:
>>  	/bin/sh
>> in my script's shebang   ;)

> lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 4 Apr  1 17:17 /bin/sh -> bash
> As it should be.

The use of a link is not a statement that /bin/sh behaves as 
bash;  the interpreter notes how it was called, and acts to 
the shell dialect restrictions chosen by how it is invoked.

-- Russ herrold

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